Debora Oliveira, Erika Frisby, Carly Sapp, Whitney McKnight, Calvin Bryant; Caregiver Perspective of Fall Prevention for Older Adults. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411515390. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4408
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Date Presented 03/27/20
This mixed-method study examines fall prevention from the perspective of caregivers of community-dwelling older adults. Both qualitative and quantitative questions were used to explore the caregivers’ unique perspectives on home safety, number of recent falls, and hospitalizations. A high correlation was found between caregivers’ perceptions of safety and the number of falls. The study suggests ideas for OTs to increase safety for older adults aging in place at home.
Primary Author and Speaker: Debora Oliveira
Additional Authors and Speakers: Erika Frisby, Carly Sapp, Whitney McKnight, Calvin Bryant
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